Universal Orlando Debuts Brand-New Castle Show, Nighttime Lagoon Spectacular, and Parade This Summer

Universal Orlando Debuts Brand-New Castle Show, Nighttime Lagoon Spectacular, and Parade This Summer

Universal Orlando Resort is bringing some of the most popular movies to life in big ways this summer. Guests have been anticipating the first wave of these new offerings via the official opening of the colorful and family-friendly DreamWorks Land, which is now open to guests after a few weeks of ‘soft’ opening. The summer fun is about to kick into high gear as THREE all-new entertainment offerings are set to enhance your Summer vacation: a new parade, a castle show, and a nighttime lagoon spectacular!

Related: First Look at Universal Orlando’s New Nighttime Show: CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular


Lumos Solem! “Hogwarts Always” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade | Opening June 14

“Hogwarts Always,” a brand new nighttime projection show, will illuminate the Hogwarts castle, bringing to life iconic moments from the Harry Potter series. This visually stunning show will feature scenes like receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter, shopping in Diagon Alley, riding the Hogwarts Express, attending a Quidditch match, and venturing through the Forbidden Forest. The show culminates in a House Cup celebration with different endings based on which House wins each night. With dazzling visuals and a stirring soundtrack, this is a must-see for any Harry Potter fan.

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Feel the Music During CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular | Opening June 14


Universal Orlando is also introducing “CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular,” a new nighttime lagoon show in Universal Studios Florida. This show will feature an emotional journey through the musical scores of beloved movies, enhanced with water fountains, special effects, and drones lighting up the sky. Expect to hear iconic tracks from films like “Jurassic Park,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Harry Potter,” making it a symphonic celebration that ties music and visuals together to create an unforgettable experience.

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Universal Mega Movie Parade – Universal Orlando’s BIGGEST Daytime Parade Ever | Opening July 3

Related: First Look at Hogwarts Always NEW Castle Projection Show


Rounding out the new entertainment is the Universal Mega Movie Parade, set to be Universal Orlando’s biggest daytime parade to date. This exuberant parade will feature 13 new floats showcasing characters from iconic films and attractions. Expect to see everything from Minions in bell-bottoms to slime-fighting Ghostbusters and characters from the latest blockbusters like “Sing.” Highlights will reportedly include the glittery “Trolls” float and the dinosaur-packed “Jurassic World” float, sure to delight fans of all ages.

Get ready for an action-packed summer at Universal Orlando Resort with these spectacular new additions that promise to make your visit truly magical.

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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who escaped the cold and relocated to the Orlando area. Our resident Universal expert, Chris has been visiting the Universal Orlando Resort since the 1990s. Chris is a Universal and Walt Disney World Passholder, and can often be found exploring the parks taking in the sites (and finding new things to write about!).
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